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Visits to the U.S. by Foreign Heads of State and Government--1954

Date

Visitor

Country

Description

January 27-30, 1954

President Bayar

Turkey

At the invitation of the President. Addressed U.S. Congress January 29. Afterwards visited Princeton (New Jersey), New York City, Cleveland and Toledo (Ohio), Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas (Nevada), Dallas (Texas), and Raleigh (North Carolina). Private visit to New York City February 20. Departed U.S. February 27.

May 3-5, 1954

Governor General Massey

Canada

Addressed U.S. Congress May 4.

May 26-29, 1954

Emperor Haile Selassie

Ethiopia

At the invitation of the President. Addressed U.S. Congress May 4. Afterwards visited Princeton (New Jersey), New York City, Boston (Massachusetts), Ann Arbor and Lansing (Michigan), Chicago, St. Paul (Minnesota), Spokane and Seattle (Washington), San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans (Louisiana), Stillwater (Oklahoma), and Fort Benning (Georgia). Also traveled to Canada (June 3-7) and Mexico (June 19-24). Left U.S. July 12.

June 1-5, 1954

Prime Minister Menderes

Turkey

Official visit. Discussed economic and financial matters.

June 25-29, 1954

Prime Minister Churchill

United Kingdom

Informal visit to Washington.

July 13-17, 1954

Prime Minister Ben Halim

Libya

Unofficial visit. Discussed U.S. military base rights and economic assistance.

July 26-31, 1954

President Rhee

Korea

State visit. Afterwards visited New York City, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Chicago, Kansas City (Missouri), Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Departed U.S. August 8.

October 14-21, 1954

Prime Minister Mohammed Ali

Pakistan

Official guest.

October 18-21, 1954

President Tubman

Liberia

State visit. In U.S. October 16-November 12, visiting Akron, Chicago, Springfield (Ill.), Detroit, Cleveland, New York City, Tuskegee (Ala.), and Atlanta.

October 27-30, 1954

Chancellor Adenauer

Germany, Federal Republic of

Signed Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. November 1.

November 7-13, 1954

Prime Minister Yoshida

Japan

In U.S. November 2-14, while returning from Europe, visiting New York City, San Francisco and Honolulu (Hawaii).

November 17-20, 1954

Premier Mendes-France

France

Discussed European and Far Eastern affairs, visited New York City, and addressed UN General Assembly. Departed U.S. November 23.

November 21-25, 1954

Chancellor Raab

Austria

Official visit. Afterwards visited Miami, New Orleans, St. Louis, and New York City. Departed U.S. December 5. Stopped in New York City December 9 after visiting Canada.

November 23-26, 1954

Prime Minister Erlander

Sweden

Arrived in U.S. November 16, aboard inaugural trans-Arctic flight to Los Angeles by Scandinavian Airlines. Met with President Eisenhower November 24.

November 23-26, 1954

Prime Minister Torp

Norway

Arrived in U.S. November 16, aboard inaugural trans-Arctic flight to Los Angeles by Scandinavian Airlines. Met with President Eisenhower November 24.

November 23-26, 1954

Prime Minister Hedtoft

Denmark

Arrived in U.S. November 16, aboard inaugural trans-Arctic flight to Los Angeles by Scandinavian Airlines. Met with President Eisenhower November 24.

December 6-9, 1954

Prime Minister Kotelawala

Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Official visit. Afterwards visited Akron (Ohio), Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu (Hawaii).

December 13-15, 1954

Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Iran

Unofficial visit. Afterwards visited San Francisco, Sun Valley (Idaho), and New York City. Departed U.S. February 11, 1955.

 


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